The Fiery Core
The Percussive Beat:
Spring in bloom, apple blossom
Visceral heart, instinct awesome
Coins in pocket, soon will add
Diamonds on garments royally clad
Kings and Queens will be glad
The percussive beat is the first stage of four, common to all accounts of death, by survivors of death. And as such can be used to represent one of the four stages of the theoretical model used to design this deck (the one you have hopefully read about prior to reading this).
The figure poses to replicate the symbol behind him, taken from the Funnel, Tunnel, Maze diagram used to describe the essence of being (which you hopefully have read about prior to reading this...).
As the essence of being departs its corporeal host, a percussive beat, or pounding is heard.
Behind our character is the element of fire, part of another quaternary. Also we see a representation of Spring, and of the suit of Coins, two more important quaternaries.
The character looks a little like The Mighty Hero, and why not, the same numbers of numerology rule both cards.
[A4] The Mighty Hero
[A6] The Altruistic Angel
4 of [+] The Ameliorate Event
4 of [X] The Stable Foundation
6 of [+] The Increasing Evolution
6 of [X] The Familiar Environment
Varonym: [Reverse] The Concussive Thunder
Compare to The Numerical Tarot
Compare to The Seasonal Tarot
Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords
[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major
Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next
The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm
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